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Who really wrote the Ingoldsby Legends?

Who really wrote the Ingoldsby Legends?

Kent's strangest folk tales were recorded by Thomas Ingoldsby in the Ingoldsby Legends. But who was this mysterious friend of Charles Dickens?

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The ruthless smugglers of Kent's past

The ruthless smugglers of Kent's past

On International Talk Like a Pirate Day, we delve into the colourful history of the county's formidable smugglers.

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'Knife factory' and a pandemic - all in day's work for jail boss

'Knife factory' and a pandemic - all in day's work for jail boss

What's life been like behind bars at one of Kent’s most secure prisons during the Covid crisis? We went to find out.

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The lost asylums of Kent

The lost asylums of Kent

With a shift away from putting mentally-ill people in institutions, the door was firmly shut on the use of asylums. We look at their history in Kent.

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The story of the rioters hanged in Kent

The story of the rioters hanged in Kent

Three men were sentenced to death for setting fire to a barn during The Swing Riots in 1830.

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Tall tails: Kent's most adventurous runaway animals

Tall tails: Kent's most adventurous runaway animals

From Bolton to Calais, here are the tales behind some of the county's most illusive creatures and where they've ended up.

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'Schools will inevitably close again'

'Schools will inevitably close again'

As pupils and teachers are asked to self isolate, we find out what could be in store for schools in the coming months.

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Hidden history of wartime Kent

Hidden history of wartime Kent

There are plenty of fascinating relics of wartime Britain which can still be found in Kent - we take a look at their history.

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More Kent towns to have 20mph speed limit

More Kent towns to have 20mph speed limit

Reduced speed limits have transformed London - can they do the same for Kent?

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Kent's micropubs and how they've saved empty spaces

Kent's micropubs and how they've saved empty spaces

When traditional boozers and shops are closing at a rate of knots micropubs are bucking that trend — here's how 8 are making use of vacant spaces.

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'Veterans will be rolling in their graves'

'Veterans will be rolling in their graves'

Residents of Dover brace for what could be history repeating itself, as nationalists prepare to arrive as part of an anti-migration demonstration.

Pictured: Kent's lost hotels

Pictured: Kent's lost hotels

We searched our archives to find photos of the county's lost hotels - how many do you remember?

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Why this Kent-based movie was banned

Why this Kent-based movie was banned

It's been 55 years since a controversial film in Kent about nuclear war was banned, so we took a look at the lasting impact it had on the world stage.

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Weird and wonderful treasures found on Kent's beaches

Weird and wonderful treasures found on Kent's beaches

From a 1,000-year-old leather slipper, to a 12st elephant tusk, there really is no telling what you might stumble upon along Kent's beaches.

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Retro photos show how town has changed

Retro photos show how town has changed

A series of archive photos have captured a town centre's history - including a ban on high street traffic and plans to knock down a landmark building.

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Record Store Day founder keeps shop closed on industry's biggest day

Record Store Day founder keeps shop closed on industry's biggest day

As queues form outside vinyl shops for this year's Record Store Day, the man who brought it to the UK is keeping his doors closed.

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How Kent helped shape the history of cricket

How Kent helped shape the history of cricket

Kent has heavily influenced the sport of cricket, a game which has thrown up more than its fair share of interesting tales in the county.

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'We met an ex-hitman turned soap maker'

'We met an ex-hitman turned soap maker'

An ex-paratrooper recounts his experiences as a film maker meeting some of the most brutal gangs in the world.

The Hollywood blockbuster crying out to be filmed in Kent

The Hollywood blockbuster crying out to be filmed in Kent

Boasting a fascinating anti-hero character and the perfect landscape, Kent is the must-use location Disney should be scouting for a huge blockbuster.

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The tragic day 8 firemen became trapped in crash blaze

The tragic day 8 firemen became trapped in crash blaze

The surviving firefighters from a fatal crash in 1970 will mark the 50th anniversary this year.

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